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Gillespie: Foundations of Economics 2e

Unit 20

GDP and GNP
For more information on the difference between GDP and GNP visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/88618.stm

Gini coefficient
To find out more about the Gini coefficient and how it is calculated go to
www.statistics.gov.uk/about/methodology_by_theme/gini/default.asp

Happiness economics
For an article on the economics of being happy visit
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1388623,00.html

Income inequality
For a report on income inequality in the UK under the Labour government up to 2003 visit
www.ifs.org.uk/bns/bn33.pdf

Poverty and inequality
For a report on poverty and inequality in the UK in 2006 visit
www.ifs.org.uk/comms/comm101.pdf

UK economy
The CIA factbook has a great deal of useful information on world economies. For information on the UK, visit
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html
To look at OECD economic statistics about the UK and compare with other countries visit
www.oecd.org/country/0,3731,en_33873108_33873870_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
www.oecd.org/uk is a one-stop-shop for OECD reports and statistics on the United Kingdom. Browse the documents in chronological order or by topic (e.g. economy, trade, development, environment, energy, social issues).

United Nations Human Development Report
To compare different economies on a range of indicators
http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/